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22 November 2016updated 03 Aug 2021 12:09pm

SRSLY #69: Fantastic Beasts / NW / Infinity Diaries

On the pop culture podcast this week: we discuss Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Zadie Smith adaptation NW and Tavi Gevinson’s Infinity Diaries for Rookie.

By Caroline Crampton

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The film’s trailer.

Anna’s piece on how the film changes the original Harry Potter story.

Why on earth has Johnny Depp been cast in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise?

NW

The show’s trailer.

Why we need Zadie Smith and NW now more than ever.

Infinity Diaries

The diaries part one, two, three, four, five and six.

You might also like our episode on Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts.

Next week

Anna is watching Bringing Up Baby.

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See you next week!

PS If you missed #68, check it out here.